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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos took office in February after a contentious confirmation process and has struggled to gain traction on key priorities such as school choice and staffing up the Education Department.
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State superintendents in recent years have been given increased responsibilities, but in many cases their salaries have not kept pace. That's had implications for recruitment and retention. (August 29, 2017)

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Professional accountability in education merits more attention, write Mathematica’s Brian Gill and Harvard Kennedy School’s Jennifer Lerner.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
A casualty of changing school-reform trends, the Coalition for Essential Schools will close its national office this month.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
The nominee for education secretary runs into a buzz saw of questions from skeptical Democrats on the Senate education committee on issues including special education and school choice.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
Betsy DeVos, the president’s pick for education secretary, vowed to senators at her confirmation hearing that she would divest financial stakes in any education-related companies.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
The career path to the principalship has been a fairly rigid one until recently.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
Policy implications loom as the agency prepares to replace current political appointees with the incoming administration's picks, even though they make up only a fraction of the department's workforce.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
Betsy DeVos, the nominee to head the U.S. Department of Education, is at the center of an extensive policy and political ecosystem aimed at boosting charters, virtual schools, education savings accounts, and vouchers.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
As state officials set agendas for K-12 under the Every Student Succeeds Act, new resources are being released to help them figure out how to elevate school leadership.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
The New Jersey Department of Education is considering loosening the cap on superintendents' salaries by increasing the amount they could be paid annually.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
In a profession otherwise dominated by women at every level, fewer than 25 percent of the nation's superintendents are female.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week

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